HB308 (2021) Detail

Relative to broadband access to pole attachments.


HB 308  - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2021 SESSION

21-0542

10/04

 

HOUSE BILL 308

 

AN ACT relative to broadband access to pole attachments.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Marsh, Carr. 8; Rep. Nelson, Carr. 5; Rep. Crawford, Carr. 4; Rep. Deshaies, Carr. 6; Rep. J. MacDonald, Carr. 6; Rep. Knirk, Carr. 3; Sen. Bradley, Dist 3; Sen. Kahn, Dist 10

 

COMMITTEE: Science, Technology and Energy

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill provides for payment of pole replacement costs when necessary to accommodate the provisioning of broadband Internet services.

 

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

21-0542

10/04

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty One

 

AN ACT relative to broadband access to pole attachments.

 

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

 

1 Findings.  The general court finds that the rapid expansion of broadband is critical to New Hampshire citizens during the COVID-19 pandemic due to the reliance on distance learning for education and the reliance on telemedicine for health care.

2  New Paragraph; Public Utilities; Pole Attachments; Broadband Access.  Amend RSA 374:34-a by inserting after paragraph VIII the following new paragraph:

IX. Where a pole replacement is necessary for make ready to accommodate the provisioning of broadband services in areas that have no infrastructure capable of delivering Internet access with service that has a minimum download speed of 100 Mbps and is symmetrical, the pole owner shall pay the replacement cost proportionate to the age of the pole, based on the average life of a pole.

3  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

Links

HB308 at GenCourtMobile
HB308 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Feb. 8, 2021 House Hearing
Oct. 26, 2021 House Exec Session
Nov. 15, 2021 House Floor Vote
Feb. 8, 2021 House Hearing
Nov. 15, 2021 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB308 Revision: 31624 Date: Jan. 9, 2021, 6:35 p.m.

Docket


: Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate HB308 11/15/2021 (Vote 14-7; RC)


Nov. 16, 2021: Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate HB308 11/15/2021 (Vote 14-7; RC)


Oct. 26, 2021: Executive Session: 10/26/2021 10:00 a.m. LOB302-304


Sept. 28, 2021: Subcommittee Work Session: 09/28/2021 10:00 am LOB 302-304


Sept. 10, 2021: Subcommittee Work Session: 09/28/2021 10:00 am LOB 302-304


June 9, 2021: ==CANCELLED== Full Committee Work Session: 06/21/2021 10:30 am Members of the public may attend using the following link: To join the webinar: https://www.zoom.us/j/98681120846


June 21, 2021: ==CANCELLED== Full Committee Work Session: 06/21/2021 10:30 am Members of the public may attend using the following link: To join the webinar: https://www.zoom.us/j/98681120846


: Retained in Committee


March 23, 2021: Retained in Committee


Jan. 27, 2021: Public Hearing: 02/08/2021 01:00 pm Members of the public may attend using the following link: To join the webinar: https://www.zoom.us/j/99948693065 / Executive session on pending legislation may be held throughout the day (time permitting) from the time the committee is initially convened.


Feb. 8, 2021: Public Hearing: 02/08/2021 01:00 pm Members of the public may attend using the following link: To join the webinar: https://www.zoom.us/j/99948693065 / Executive session on pending legislation may be held throughout the day (time permitting) from the time the committee is initially convened.


Jan. 6, 2021: Introduced (in recess of) 01/06/2021 and referred to Science, Technology and Energy HJ 2 P. 43


Jan. 9, 2021: Introduced (in recess of) 01/06/2021 and referred to Science, Technology and Energy HJ 2 P. 43